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Fun but serious work place with a Table Tennis Table
Pit Crew (Current Employee) –  Mascot, Sydney8 June 2012
Once you have been assigned your team for the shift, you have the option to drive and coordinate over radio between the bagroom and the Whisky (Team Leader) to make sure that the aircraft is turned around efficiently and ontime.
I have learned about airport operations and how one delay anywhere can potentially be catestrophic.
The hardest part of the job would have to be the pay!, However the most enjoyable part of the job is the Staff Travel.
staff travel benifits
put in alot of hours for little pay
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Staff travel the only reason to work here.
Pit Crew (Former Employee) –  Sydney NSW13 July 2019
Management are all internally recruited. When you recruit managers from baggage handlers, lunch cart girls and check in people you can imagine how well the company is run.

It is affectionately known as the zoo by staff cos it is a menagerie.

Workers treated quite poorly. 5am starts, 11:15pm finishes. Whatever suits the company with zero regard for the workers personal lives.

Promotion is hard there and is a bit of a boys club but they habe a safety reporting culture. I'm all for safety but some not so bright sparks realised if you report on all your colleagues it s a sure way to be seen my management and promoted quickly. Take a Teflon vest for your back!

Having said all that the staff travel program is amazing and I thank Virgin for allowing me to travel to the places I did.

2 stars
Staff travel. Working at the airport
Poor management, Early starts, Late finishes, Injuries then rushed back to work asap, Rotating roster wreaks havoc on the body clock
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Loved the work culture and people
BI Specialist (Former Employee) –  Brisbane QLD4 July 2019
A dream since Schooldays to work for Airlines, felt interesting to understand the Airline's operations. Friendly people and loved the work and work culture.
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